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 Snow-white! Snow-white! O lady clear!
O Queen beyond the Western Sea!
O Light to us that wander here
Amid the world of woven trees!

Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!
Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath.
Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee In a far land beyond the Sea.
O stars that in the Sunless Year With shining hand by her were sown, In windy fields now bright and clear We see your silver blossom blown.
O Elbereth! Gilthoniel! We still remember, we who dwell In this far land beneath the trees, Thy starlight on the Western Seas.
A Elbereth Gilthoniel, Silivren penna miriel O menal aglar elenath! Na-chaered palan-diriel O galadhremmin ennorath, Fanuilos, le linnathon nef aear, si nef aearon! Ai! laurie lantar lassi surinen! Yeni unotime ve ramar aldaron, Yeni ve linte yuldar vanier Mi oromardi lisse-miruvoreva Andune pella Vardo tellumar Nu luini yassen tintilar i eleni Omaryo airetari-lirinen.
Si man i yulma nin enquantuva? An si Tintalle Varda Oilosseo Ve fanyar maryat Elentari ortane, Ar ilye tier undulare lumbule; Ar sindanoriello caita mornie I falmalinnar imbe met, ar hisie Untupa Calaciryo miri oiale.
Si vanwa na, Romello vanwa, Valimar! Namarie! Nai hiruvalye Valimar.
Nai elye hiruva.
Namarie! Ah! Like gold fall the leaves in the wind, Long years numberless as the wings of trees! The long years have passed like swift draughts of the sweet mead In lofty halls beyond the West Beneath the blue vaults of Varda Wherein the stars tremble in the song of her voice, Holy and queenly.
Who now shall refill the cup for me? For now the Kindler, Varda, The Queen of the Stars, from Mount Everwhite Has uplifted her hands like clouds, And all paths are drowned deep in shadow; And out of a grey country darkness lies on the foaming waves between us, And mist covers the jewels of Calacirya for ever.
Now lost, lost to those from the East is Valimar! Farewell! Maybe thou shalt find Valimar.
Maybe even thou shalt find it! Farewell! Gilthoniel A Elbereth! A Elbereth Gilthoniel O menel palan-diriel, Le nallon si dinguruthos! A tiro nin, Fanuilos! A! Elbereth Gilthoniel! Silivren penna miriel O menal aglar elenath, Gilthoniel, A! Elbereth! We still remember, we who dwell In this far land beneath the trees Thy starlight on the Western Seas.

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